Tiger Tracks Inside Edition
Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - February 25, 2019
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, February 25
It's Motivational Monday! Motivate yourself with your favorite Warm-Ups!
PAST DUE DEADLINE: Teacher Input for Scheduling Forms were due 02/22/19 - please submit ASAP
Table Top Meeting - Library 2:55 PM
Tuesday, February 26
TIGER TUESDAY: Camo Out! Show your support for Soccer, Softball, and Baseball!
Treat 'Em Tuesday: Bring a treat or dessert to share with your co-workers!
Softball: vs Dulles @THS 4:30, 6:00
Boys Soccer: v Austin @THS 4:30, 6:00, 7:30
Girls Soccer: @Austin 5:30, 7:30
Baseball: v George Ranch @THS 6:00
Wednesday, February 27
College Wear Wednesday
Faculty Meeting - Mandatory TELPAS training - meetings offered each period in library
Make Up PD Session - B111 - 2:50 PM - Quality Feedback
Thursday, February 28
Good Luck Baseball and Softball at Tournaments!
Thankful Thursday! Tell a student each period what you appreciate about them! Wear Pink or Red!
Tech Thursday - P223 - during all lunches! Come learn about a new Tech Tool!
Friday, March 1
It's FRIDAY, We Wear RED!!!
LAST Day for Regular AP Test Registration without a late fee!
Softball: @ RPHS 5:30, 7:00
Boys Soccer: v RPHS at THS 4:30, 6:00, 7:30
Good Luck Tennis at Tournament!
Saturday, March 2
Good Luck Track at Varsity Meet!
Our Tiger SHOUT OUT this week goes to Ms. DeLeon and Ms. Feerer! These ladies have worked hard to ensure all of our student attendance needs are met! Thank you, Danay and Ashlee, for all of your hard work and being team players!!
Please print this form and complete and turn in to Mrs. Diaz by 02/22/19. Thank you!
Donate to Decision Day! Wear Jeans!
Decision Day will be held on April 26th this year and we are working hard to get some fun donations for our seniors! If anyone has it in their heart to donate for Decision Day – we would LOVE it! Some ideas might be college dorm items, gift cards, coffee maker, food gift cards, gas gift cards, or laundry items (they may not realize they want this yet) lol
ANY donations are welcome and much appreciated!
PLUS – JEANS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH for anyone who donates by March 1st!
Bring donations to Mrs. Martinez in E138!
Use of Edgenuity for Grade Repair
If you are not yet taking advantage of Edgenuity for grade repair and would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Blake or Coach Lane. They can assist you with log in procedures and assigning lessons.
Don't forget to recognize your students with a POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRAL!!
Let's Celebrate Love and Kindness this Month!!
Intervention Ideas - Thank you, Mrs. Garcia, for compiling the teacher list of interventions that work from our SST meetings on February 15th!
Building Strong Relationships
· Get to know your students; build rapport
· Getting on their level – figure out what’s going on in their life
· Relate student’s personal interest to curriculum when possible
· Respect them and be understanding
· Listening and encouragement
· Have the student sit close to the teacher
· Individual assignments via Schoology
Help with Missing Work
· Accept late work with minor penalties within an acceptable time-frame
· Remind them to turn in work
· Print missing assignment report
· Have one-on-one conversations about grades
· Give extended time
· Give students some class time to work on missing/late work
· Condense assignments
· Give positive reinforcement for completed work
· Pair up with another student to work together
· For math – pair with a Mu Alpha Theta member
Other Great Interventions
· Small Group instruction
· Positive competition amongst students
· Visual/Graphic organizer
· Verbal/Oral instructions
· Give positive, immediate feedback
· Teacher notes
· Give Choices
· Math lab lunch tutorials
· Frequent breaks
· Preferential seating
· Clear goals
· Parent communication
Professional Growth Opportunity through Peer Observation!
To have your name added to the Tiger Board (volunteering to allow others into your classroom), please use this link or add your name to the Tiger Board in the front office behind the mailboxes: https://goo.gl/forms/7jK0Im7OS0bvqDSD2
If you or your PLC would like to observe classrooms, please use this request link: https://goo.gl/forms/qLZNDRfCTr4w4vOq2
Reminders for Students
Change in Grading Guidelines for THIS Semester
NEW SECONDARY Grading Guidelines for each nine week period
- 9 daily
- 3 major
- What absences count towards exemptions? All absences coded E and U will be counted towards exemption totals. T and L will also count - 3 tardies/lates equals 1 absence for exemption purposes.
Don't Forget to Sign Up for your Biometric Screening!
Department Leader Meeting
End of 3rd 9 weeks - UIL Eligibility Period - Lose or Gain
PR 7 Ends
STAAR EOC English 1
SAT School Day
STAAR EOC English 2
Good Friday Holiday - No School
Student Holiday - Professional Development Day
ALL THINGS ADVISORY
9th grade Access Code: 9RPJK-MPNR7
10th grade Access Code: MTPC8-VJHXW
11th grade Access Code: 6P8DB-Q3QXP
12th grade Access Code: VWF3J-W62C3
Weekly Advisory Lesson Plans are located in the 3rd 9 weeks folder of your appropriate Schoology Course under the appropriate dated week. You MUST log in and JOIN the correct Schoology course to access the videos and materials for this week's lessons.
REMINDER! Power Points should be downloaded to computer from Schoology to view embedded videos and hear the voice overs!
Fridays We Wear RED - Tiger Pride Points Link